Outside the weather is changing. The nights have become colder as we progress through January. The holidays have just ended, the new year has begun, the days remain short and the traffic continues to test our patience.
I personally enjoy winter and the chaos that comes with it. Sometimes there is nothing better than coming home after a long day’s work and sitting by the fire with your drink of choice as the storms outside wear on. Even though the world around us is rapidly transforming, we need to take a break, and as the old saying goes “stop and smell the roses.”
This year I want to appreciate the little things and stay positive. Although the path of life is curvy and full of obstacles, I have faith that I will prevail because I know I am not alone. I have the backing of the gods, and as an homage to them I have created a collection of heavenly libations. Here are a few ideas I have been working on over the holiday season.
The first, a persimmon cocktail. Botanically classified as a berry, the persimmon was considered a divine fruit by ancient Greeks. It possesses a distinct texture and flavor not found in any other winter fruit. Blending a spicy rye whiskey, a bitter digestif, and a rich gomme, this cocktail is a perfect balance of flavors that allows this astringent fruit to shine.